Service and Repair Technician

Website NYS Department of Transportation


Service & Repair Mechanic (Motor Equipment) positions exist in the Department of Transportation in various locations throughout New York State. DOT has continuous openings statewide with a special need in Monroe County and the downstate area.

As a Service & Repair Mechanic (Motor Equipment), you would diagnose and correct the causes of faulty vehicle and equipment operation. You would overhaul, adjust and repair gaseous fuel engines, clutches, transmissions and differentials; ignition, wiring, lighting, fuel, cooling, braking and complex hydraulic systems; steering, wheel and suspension mechanisms; and body, cab and frame components. You would also conduct NYS inspections.

You may be assigned to:

  • Overhaul compressors, pumps (fuel, water, air and hydraulic), spreaders, small engines, mowers and a variety of other equipment, including but not limited to track vehicles, loaders (front-end and belt), platform lifts, hydraulic excavators, etc.
  • Diagnose and repair electronic engine control systems, anti-lock brake systems, and air conditioning.

You may also be required to:

  • Perform welding, cutting and repair.
  • Make road calls, test drive equipment, complete reports, use parts catalogs, and perform other related duties.
  • Data entry into the Department’s Equipment Management software is required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • On or before the date of filing an application, you must have:
  • Four years of experience as an automotive or diesel mechanic responsible for the diagnosis of faulty vehicle and/or equipment operation and the performance of mechanical repairs covering several aspects of automotive and/or diesel systems. On your application you must specify types of repair work performed and the kinds of vehicles on which you performed this work.


  • An Associate degree in automotive or diesel repair technology.
    Education as detailed below may be substituted for a maximum of two years of experience:
  • Graduation from a technical or vocational program, such as a B.O.C.E.S, in automotive or diesel technology or automotive or diesel repair technology may be substituted for one year of experience.
    Graduation from a one-year post high school certificate program in automotive or diesel repair technology may be substituted for up to two years of experience.

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